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Which Switch Is Right for Your Small Business?

…like IP telephony; in short, a managed switch will grow with your business Regardless of which type of switch you choose, make sure it has all the basic must-have features. These include energy efficiency, interoperability with other vendors’ products, and Fast Ethernet and Gigabit Ethernet connectivity. Have you recently purchased a switch? Which did you choose and why? Share your tips with other small businesses….


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New Citrix and Cisco Desktop Virtualization Equals Really Really Smart Networks

…tomers are able to quickly optimized desktop virtualization across their business without having to worry about interoperability.” MTM Technologies will be showcasing Cisco, Citrix, and NetApp virtual desktop solutions in a 19-city roadshow beginning October 4, 2010. Visit the Virtual Desktop Alliance site for details and registration. To read more about the news, check out the press release. For Cisco partners, visit Partner Central for d…


Five Key Considerations for SMBs Interested in Telepresence

…for your business network? Cutting corners on security could cost you a lot more later. How will elements like interoperability, usage and adoption and network upgrades contribute to maximizing ROI. Can I implement the telepresence solution within my budget. Check out this webcast to learn the details behind each of these five considerations and then hear from the CTO of Woods Bagot, a 900 employee architectural firm with offices around the wor…


Why Cisco Supports Standards for Interoperable MPLS

…had already gone home. The justification provided by some members was based on few pilot deployments and older interoperability results of T-MPLS technology between two vendors. The result is a potential paralysis of future work with a possible outcome being two different development tracks – creating significant expense for both service providers and equipment vendors. T-MPLS is based on Y.1731 Ethernet OAM which is quite different from M…


The Long-Awaited Video-Centric Collaboration Boom: Why This Time it Really is Different (Part 2 of 3)

…I believe we will see tremendous activity in this space as we work out the kinks in multi-screen, multi-vendor interoperability. Another area that I believe will see tremendous growth is the Small and Medium Businesses (SMB) space. Companies with less than 100 employees constitute 99.3% of the businesses out there globally, and employ over 90% of the global work force. However, the barriers for entry to video have traditionally been prohibitivel…